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Boldness on Jobs Policy

Bevis Longstreth | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Bevis Longstreth

"Boldness" is the rage among pundits advising the president on his speech this evening. Yet White House leaks suggest that his prescription for this central malady of the nation will not deserve to be so named.

Reagan Would Not Be Invited to the GOP Tea Party

Karl Frisch | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

At this Wednesday night's debate between 2012 Republican White House hopefuls, the former movie actor and president was name-dropped like a top Hollywood agent during awards season.

Trade Pacts Obama Is Flacking in Jobs Plan Would Increase Trade Deficit Say Government Studies

Lori Wallach | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Whatever one thinks about the idea of "free trade," the federal government's own studies predict that FTAs with Korea, Colombia and Panama would increase the U.S. trade deficit.

What I Want to Hear From My President

Sheila Crowley | Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics
Sheila Crowley

I am one of many Americans who hope that President Obama will offer real job creating solutions when he speaks to the nation after Labor Day. I am hop...

Jobs Plan? End the Wars, Save 400,000 Jobs

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Failing to end the wars, and failing to cut the base military budget, and cutting domestic spending instead, will, so long as we have an unemployment problem, make our unemployment problem significantly worse.

Sam Stein

White House Denies Report It's Considering Regulation Moratorium | Sam Stein | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is denying a report that President Obama is considering calling for a moratorium on regulations affecting the economy, s...

Sam Stein

Obama Jobs Plan: White House Weighing Options On School Repair, Teacher Hiring [UPDATE] | Sam Stein | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON --The president's reported $300 billion plan to resuscitate a stagnant job market remains in a fairly vague form, one day before the presid...

U.S. Economy Slips In Worldwide Rankings

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business

GENEVA — The U.S. has tumbled further down a global ranking of the world's most competitive economies, landing at fifth place because of its hug...

Obama Said To Be Looking At $300 Billion Jobs Plan

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN and DAVID ESPO | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The economy weak and the public seething, President Barack Obama is expected to propose $300 billion in tax cuts and federal spending Th...

How CEO Leadership Can Save Labor Day 2012

John Fullerton | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business
John Fullerton

Even if the political will and leadership existed in Washington D.C. for a second larger stimulus, the government's ability to do what it takes has been compromised by the Wall Street induced financial crisis.

Arthur Delaney

GOP Leaders Embrace Possible Obama Plan For Long-Term Jobless | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders in Congress on Tuesday offered their support for a plan the White House is considering to help the 6 million long-ter...

Holiday Hiring Expected To Remain Flat, Adding To Fears Of Economic Stallout

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business

Even though Americans are expected to be doing a lot more holiday shopping this year, don't expect that to do much to alleviate the pain of a struggli...

Sam Stein

Romney's Jobs Speech To Be An Ode To Corporations And The Tea Party, DNC Memo Predicts | Sam Stein | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a bit of pre-framing for Mitt Romney's major jobs speech on Tuesday, the Democratic National Committee is distributing talking points...

Howard Fineman

Obama Aide Discusses 2012 Campaign Strategy | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– And so here we go: a gloomy campaign for a gloomy era, a political war framed by the combatants as an Armageddon-style struggle betwee...

THEY'RE BACK: Congress Returns, Prepares To Fight Over Key Issues

AP | By JIM ABRAMS | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress spent August listening to constituents describe their economic struggles. This week, the lawmakers return to Washing...

Ryan Grim

Obama's Labor Day Speech (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than a week ahead of a critical address before a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned defense...

Obama Says Congress Must Pass Jobs Plan

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics

DETROIT — President Barack Obama used a boisterous Labor Day rally to put congressional Republicans on the spot, challenging them to place the c...

Tough Reality For Obama As 2012 Campaign Ramps Up

Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics

By CHARLES BABINGTON, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama faces a long re-election campaign having all but given up on the e...

Arthur Delaney

What Else Can We Do For The Long-Term Unemployed? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Steve Clark of St. Louis, Mo., lost his IT job in 2009, he intuitively knew that as someone older than 60, he'd have a tough time g...

White House: Obama Presses Congress On Quick Jobs Action

AP | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. -- The White House says President Barack Obama hopes that when Congress returns this coming week from its summer break, lawmakers will sh...

Unemployed Face Tough Competition

AP | By PAUL WISEMAN and CHRISTOPHER LEONARD | Posted 11.04.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The job market is even worse than the 9.1 percent unemployment rate suggests. America's 14 million unemployed aren't competing just wit...

Ryan Grim

Tea Party Senator Blasts Obama: 'I'm Not Interested In His Speech' | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tea Party leader Sen. Jim DeMint on Sunday dismissed President Barack Obama's jobs speech four days ahead of its scheduled delivery. ...

Tough Economic Climate Means Bad News For Obama

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama faces a long re-election campaign having all but given up on the economy rebounding in any meaningful way b...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Speaker Boehner flat-out rejected President Obama's request to unveil his new jobs plan at a joint session of Congress this coming Wednesday, saying Thursday would be better. Forget actually taking action on the unemployment crisis -- they can't even agree on the date for a speech about the unemployment crisis! A few days later, the Labor Department released the worst jobs report in 11 months. So here's the official tally: debates about the scheduling of a jobs speech, 1; jobs created in the last quarter, 0. Meanwhile, with promises from its author of "heads exploding all over Washington," Dick Cheney's memoir was published. Revelations included his desire to bomb Syria, and his dreams of living in an Italian villa -- come si dice "enhanced interrogation techniques"? I was going to end by wishing everyone a happy Labor Day, but John Boehner has decided to move it to later in the month.

GOP Congressman Defends Plan To Skip Obama's Jobs Speech

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics

PALATINE, Ill. (AP/The Huffington Post) -- An outspoken Republican congressman from Illinois is defending his decision to boycott President Barack Oba...